Construction of new dock at Port of Brownsville will increase cargo capabilities and ease delays

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POSTED: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 12:29pm

UPDATED: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 12:35pm

Efforts are again underway to build a cargo bridge from the port of Brownsville to Mexico.

Brownsville port commissioners unanimously voted to take on the project of building the bridge to Mexico.

It would be specifically used for commercial traffic, which has been growing in Brownsville.

The last attempt to build a cargo bridge fell through in 1991.

21.4 Million dollars were spent at that time.

Cameron county officials are confident that things will be different this time, because the county will serve backbone for the project.

"We have a 60 year history working with Mexico, working with the department of State, so the port felt comfortable that the county could take that lead role, we're bringing in a lot of experience a lot of knowledge."

Although plans have not been made to officially create a cargo bridge, port commissioners are moving forward with the project.

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